Woman Killed in Pedestrian Accident at Southwest Freeway and Wilcrest Dr in Houston, TX

January 17, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Type of Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Houston Police
Vehicles Involved
Police Cruiser
Southwest Freeway and Wilcrest Dr
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Woman was struck by a police cruiser while on-foot

What Happened

Houston Police are working to determine what happened in a crash involving a police cruiser that left a woman dead. Authorities say it happened at Southwest Freeway and Wilcrest Dr in Houston, TX on January 17th, 2023. According to investigators, a woman is alleged to have stepped into the roadway as officers arrived at the scene of a non-emergency call. She was struck by a police vehicle, suffering fatal injuries as a result. Authorities say the emergency lights on the vehicle were not active at the time due to the nature of the call. The woman killed was not named and police expressed belief she may be homeless. No other information was provided.

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